6. A Face Mask Mandate Might Save More Than a Hundred Thousand Lives
Computer modeling from IHME also shows hope. If 95% of Americans wore a mask along with current social distancing guidelines, the half a million deaths projected can decrease to 381,798 deaths. Just one death is tragic and 381,798 is still an astronomical number. However, preventing almost 130,000 deaths — simply by 95% of the population wearing masks — is significant.
5. The Medical Community Advocates a National Face Mask Mandate
The Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), along with the American Medical Association and the American Nursing Association, encourages the universal use of masks. Having witnessed the ravages of COVID-19 firsthand, the medical community has an intimate understanding of the costs of not wearing a mask.
4. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Calls Wearing a Face Mask a “Civic Duty”
There are many things we do that show allegiance to our government and fellow Americans. Face mask wearing may be one of them. Wearing a face mask shows concern and respect for our fellow Americans, members of our families, and our communities in general.Related: How Often Can You Use Reusable Masks Between Washing?